December 26, 2012
A flowering kale flower Dustin bought for me.
Flying over the snowy plains states at dusk.
Flying over the greater Chicago area at night.
Lastly, some pictures of our tree, dog and other Christmas things. I hope everyone reading had a great holiday! More pictures to come soon.
December 20, 2012
Lately: I got a new lens (Olympus M. Zuiko 45mm f/1.8), my brother came to town, and we visited the Living Computer Museum and the Pacific Science Center. The new lens is a lot more telephoto than I'm used to with my normal prime shooting, but it produces excellent sharpness and really smooth/dramatic background blur, and I'm enjoying getting to know it. On Saturday, we head back to Illinois for the holidays.
December 9, 2012
Some pictures from this weekend's trip to Pike Place Market, and one of our new plants newly planted (bird's nest fern).
I'm getting a thyroid scan this Friday, prior to which I need to observe a low-iodine diet for one week (in addition to getting some other fun things like thyroid-stimulating injections and taking a radioactive iodine pill). Iodine is in pretty much everything (all dairy, all soy, all seafood, anything processed in any way) so we've been having to cook a lot of vegetable-heavy stuff from scratch using kosher non-iodized salt. Looking forward to wrapping up this week of medical fun so I can start eating normally again Friday afternoon. At least I can still drink beer and wine!